It was my second time visiting Nusa Lembongan with a different intention and plus another person. Yup, it was my boyfriend coming with me this time. We always wanted to go there all this time but always, there was something happened that stopped us.
As the boat off to Nusa Lembongan from Sanur Beach, we couldn’t help but very excited for this trip. As most of the time, I prepared the itinerary (as I have been there once) to make the most of our trip. As we arrived at Mushroom Beach, first thing first was to find the motorbike/scooter to go to Jungut Batu Village. Mushroom Beach to Jungut Batu is around 15 minutes riding.
My sister-like in Nusa Lembongan, Mbok Komang, which I met on my first visit, welcoming us with her warm heart and open arms. Not to mention, her brother Om Sugi and his wife. If at my first time coming here I stayed with Komang, this time we stayed in a homestay close to her place.Komang had been waiting for us and so excited when she finally met us hahaha. So happy to see her again.
In fact, we finally came to Nusa Lembongan because it was I-don’t-remember-how-many-times she had invited us to celebrate the full moon party in Lembongan. It was even more special because there would be a Hindu full moon ceremony. Omg, I couldn’t wait to have my first Hindu ceremony ever.
It was the end of September 2015, exactly the same time as the full moon ceremony and “Hari Nyepi Laut” (Silent Day on the Sea). In which, any kind of activity with ocean related was not allow to conduct. No sea transport at all, the fishermen had to stay in land, and any other sea activities. So I thought, alright then, it’s time to enjoy Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan properly. Bring it on! *_*
Oh, we also stopped at the underground house built by a guy for his meditation nest. It took him 15 years to dig. Alone. By himself. On his own.
As we dropped our backpacks in our room, Komang said to take our time and rest because her family will go to the ceremony in the temple in the late afternoon. So yeah…we decided to catch up on some more sleep hahaha
In the afternoon, we were getting ready for the ceremony and came to her place. She had prepared dresses for me and my boyfriend for the ceremony. Oh my God, we were very excited cos finally we will dress in Balinese traditional dress properly. How lucky we were.
At the temple, while we were waiting for our turn to pray, I looked around and saw another foreigners in Balinese dress. So my boyfriend wasn’t the only white guy to pray then. Interesting! As our turn came, we took a seat on the sand (yes, on the sand as the temple was by the beach) and getting ready for the ceremony. As we are not Hindu, we just followed the gesture of the worshippers. It was quite a spiritual experience for me. I was very grateful and serene.
The moon was so big and red that night. Actually it was the supermoon that happens once every several months. Then it was the time for the fullmoon party at Jibaku Café. There was a DJ coming from Sanur to heat up the night with the music. And that place was full of foreigners. Apparently, not so much night life in the island for the tourists. No wonder why that place was so happening.For an island like Nusa Lembongan, it was an important party and Komang somehow managed to get us free drinks. Hahaha…she acted like a she owned tha cafe!
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